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The South's Economy: Previous: Next: Digital History ID 3558 . Although slavery was highly profitable, it had a negative impact on the southern economy.

Was slavery indispensable to the growth of the western economies

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Freedom is the cornerstone pursuing perfection from which African Americans have built their lives
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Land ownership, enterprise, and businesses were under attack. Many were forced into sharecropping or slave-like labor teams. As a result, millions fled the South to the North and West searching for a freer society. These migrants contributed to the growth of northern cities like Pittsburgh. From 1900 to 1930, Pittsburgh witnessed an 80% increase in its African American population. They were drawn by the promise of good paying jobs, housing, and social freedoms. What many found was an increasingly segregated society that placed African Americans at the lower point of the economic totem pole. Even in the steel mills and its subsidiary industries, African Americans overwhelmingly received the lowest paid, unskilled, and most dangerous jobs even when they had experience working in mills in the South.

The economic basis of the slave trade | Revealing Histories

26/02/2018 · Defenders of slavery argued that the sudden end to the slave economy would have had a profound and killing economic impact in the South …
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From the end of the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century, former slaves, freemen, and the descendants of the enslaved would help transform Pittsburgh. During this period, the professional class continued to grow and support the founding of social organizations and institutions. George G. Turfley completed medical school in Ohio and opened a clinic in the Hill District where he would train a new generation of African American doctors. Mary Peck Bond co-founded a home for aged colored women eventually called the Lemington Home. A second generation of African American family-owned businesses cemented their economic and cultural significance in the area. J.R. Pulpress operated the Allegheny City Market fish dealer business started by his grandfather. Cumberland Posey established the Posey Steamboat Company, the Diamond Coal and Coke Company, and other businesses, becoming a philanthropist in the African American community. Despite the presence of Jim Crow laws, de facto segregation, and discrimination, African Americans persevered in Pittsburgh and elsewhere.

 

The economic basis of the slave trade

Bonded labor, among the leading forms of slavery across South Asia, traps generations of families in manual labor in dangerous conditions without the means to pay for freedom. The cycle often begins with a loan request made to a landlord or business owner for expenses incurred burying a family member, treating an illness, procuring …
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For Europeans, the revenue from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade became so prosperous that its population expanded for the first time since the Black Plague of the Middle Ages. The expanse of the new commerce brought a renewed economic life to Europe. New port cities were developed or expanded due to the profits of the trade including Bristol, Liverpool, and Manchester, England. The ports of London, Nantes, and Lisbon expanded due to the extensive commerce of slaves, spices, gold, and other goods. Lisbon, the western-most port in Europe and the land base closest to the Western Hemisphere, enjoyed significant population, economic, political, and cultural growth during the slave trade period.

Economic, geographic, and social factors all played in to the increase of slavery between 1607 and 1775. The geography of America helped slavery grow through the triangular trade. The triangle trade was a trade between America, Africa, and the West Indies.
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After the election of Rutherford B. Hayes to the presidency in 1876, his policies to lift the federal occupancy in the South and provide amnesty to former Confederates opened the social and political resurgence of white oppression of millions of African Americans. White terrorist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan roamed the southern countryside threatening and killing any advancement and hope to escape oppression. The court battles over civil rights escalated as southern states moved quickly to apply black codes and segregated laws. First installed were the voting rights violations, then social restrictions, followed by economic repression. As a result, millions of African Americans who could not escape or change the conditions in their society were trapped in a social, political, and economic subculture orchestrated by whites to protect white power and cultural attitudes.


Slavery, the Economy, and Society

Slavery had existed in Pennsylvania from its inception as a British colony in 1681. Various ethnic and religious groups such as the Quakers were the first Europeans colonists to abolish and denounce slavery in the colony. But that did not stop slave holding in Pittsburgh. Some of the leading citizens of antebellum Pittsburgh held slaves. Gen. James O'Hara, Conrad Winebiddle, John McKee, Isaac Craig, Gen. John Neville, and a host of wealthy land and property owners held slaves. Slavery was small in Pittsburgh when compared to the plantation economies of the southern states. By 1790, there were 3,737 enslaved in Pennsylvania with 878 recorded in the western counties and 795 statewide by 1810. The gradual abolition act made Pennsylvania a border state with the slave holding southern border of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware important to the abolitionist cause. To its west, Ohio and the Northwest Territory were deemed free of slavery. The first half of the 19th century witnessed a continual battle along the borders between slaveholders and abolitionists as freedom seekers ventured into Pennsylvania and slave catchers followed them. This caused the Pennsylvania legislature to distinguish itself as a free state.

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Okra is Africa’s gift to American cuisine. Okra pods were used in soup or stewed with meat, fish, and vegetables as a forerunner of gumbo. According to Porcher, the seeds were prepared as a coffee substitute on plantations throughout South Carolina. The leaves are used to make a clay that is applied to the aching or swollen part of the body and mucous passages. Okra was most likely transported to the Americas as a familiar food to feed the growing African enslaved population.